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#1 Scale-Master

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

This is a Q-Model kit. Mostly (soft) resin with some white metal parts (high tin content too, which makes it crisper and harder than average, a good thing).
The body was cast pretty well, but it still needed a few hours of clean up. Here it is after the first coat of primer was used as a guide coat to smooth out most of the body. Still more to address and the rear wing needs to be added and blended in.
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The interior base is one chunk of resin that includes “the engine” and chassis. Lots of mold release on this part, it repeatedly shed the primer even after multiple washes and scrubbings prior to working on it and after cleaning it up. Oven cleaner finally seemed to do the trick and I was able to get a solid coat of primer and black paint to stick, (at least for now…)
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

This'll be fun ... ;)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

Interesting build for an interesting car. It sounds like you have some challenges ahead of you with this one. Keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing more pics & progress!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Interesting project.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

This is going to be a cool build.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

thats a neat look car!

lookin forward to more of this.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Different; I like different. B)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:51 AM

Very cool.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

The wheels are nicely rendered in white metal, but the tires had gone south and disintegrated. Fortunately I was provided with a set of “grown” resin tires to replace them. The rear tires in the top of the frame are still “in the raw”.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:16 AM

This will be interesting.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Here it is with the wing installed and the base primer for the bright red-orange paint.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

Nice progress. Seeing the side profile of this car, it reminds me of "SLICER" from Gone in 60 Seconds 2: http://www.imcdb.org...vie-Slicer.html

BTW it is by no means a dig on the builder, I now see why Shelby didn't give full design control of the Cobra Daytona Coupe to Pete Brock.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:05 AM

Once I got the base black paint to stick to the resin, I hand painted the frame, interior and engine details.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

I think I liked it better without the wing but we'll see as you get more done.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

It is not really an option to leave the wing off, the one and only car has it, and it was operational like a Chaparral.

Here is the completed chassis/interior/engine.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

Nice progress. The side drafts really make the engine compartment stand out.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:03 AM

Thanks. Yeah, those intake horns are a huge contrast to the simple crude rest of the "engine compartment".

Wheels & tires are done…
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The body has color, mixed to match the kit provided paint chip from old Testors enamels.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

NICE PROGRESS!!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

The headlights and headlight covers have been installed and the decals have been applied… Groovy…
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

This is fantastic, reminds me of speed racer!